When the Lord takes pleasure in anyone’s way, he causes their enemies to make peace with them.* God is working even if we don’t see it
* God knows how to speak to our husbands …. trust GodGod sees everything …. what we do and what is done to us, so do not be afraid if we think nothing is working because God is working even if we don’t see it.But for God to work in our lives we also have to do our part. God cannot work on an unforgiving and vengeful heart. We have to surrender everything to God and let him work on our husband’s life. He alone can change their hearts.On our part, forgive everyone for everything, love the unlovable, serve, respect … because we are not just doing it for our husbands but we are doing it for God.
It is important for us to see ourselves the way God sees us. He loves us in spite of our weakness. For it is in weakness that His power is made perfect. It is in weakness that He is most glorified.
When we are broken and in pain, when we feel the heaviness of all that Leah went through – unfair comparison, rejection, inferiority, jealousy – we should remember that God uses our sufferings as the very instruments to mature us and mold us into the person He has always intended us to be. He uses the pain to bring us to the realization that only He can satisfy and make us whole.
Acts 1:7-8. It’s not for us to know the times and dates on the restoration or breakthrough for God set His authority. Receive the power of the Holy Spirit and be a witness, prepare and protect our testimony. So blessed to have this group. Alive and active. Thank God. Praise Him all the more!
Psalms 51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; A broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.
Psalms 56:8 You have taken account of my wanderings; Put my tears in Your bottle. Are they not in Your book?
Psalms 56:9 Then my enemies will turn back in the day when I call; This I know, that God is for me.
Romans 8:31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?
When I feel unloved by my spouse, I should be reminded that God’s love for me is unconditional and perfect. God will bless my obedience and will honor my sacrifice done in His name.
This is a controlling spirit of Rachel to her husband Jacob. I see my old self in the life of Rachel, before when we have an argument or a fight, I used to cry and not listen to my husband; mas inuuna ko yung maling emotion ko being self-centered to manipulate… which is I think one reason why we have many unresolved issues that were not addressed properly and every time we have misunderstandings or fights, the old issues always creeps back in – walang katapusang bangayan. Kaya noong umalis siya nakahinga ako nang maluwag, walang away— kasi walang kausap about old issue. Hindi rin siya naka move on doon panay din ang text niya sa akin ng masasama pero di ko siya ni re-reply. And eventually tumigil din.
Kaya itong Roman 8:28 napaka meaningful sa akin, good things happen. Nag pahinga ang nag durugong puso ko sa bangayan, selosan at walang humpay na sama ng loob. God renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name.
Psalms 23:3 kasi nakapag pahinga sa abusive emotions.
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28)
HO: We are chosen and loved by God. We don’t need man’s approval.
Man’s approval is a trap, seek God’s approval only. Sometimes God doesn’t give man’s approval so that we will only seek God’s approval.
VR: Our identity is now in Christ. We are loved, wanted, cared for, redeemed- a beautiful Bride of Christ. Therefore, whatever hurtful, negative , demeaning words or actions thrown at us by the ‘preyer=satan’, we must respond in Christlikeness. we must remember we are dead in our old self and the life we live now in the flesh, we live for Jesus, who died for us . ..
OA: Where God put us His grace will sustain us.
Keep trusting and and holding on His promises. How I knew God is my security in Him and How Big He can work on my circumstances in my life.
Thankful for this bible study and sisterhood. To God all praises alone🙏👆
Compiled by Rigel